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Friday, April 23, 2010
Heritage: The Fatal Flaws of the Wall Street Bailout Bill
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:19 PM :: 4865 Views :: National News, Ethics

Speaking to an audience of big business and big labor executives (including Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein, Bank of America's Bruce Thompson and SEIU's Andy Stern) at New York's Cooper Union, President Barack Obama noted "the furious efforts of industry lobbyists to shape" the financial regulation bill "to their special interests." Obama then admitted, "I am sure that many of those lobbyists work for some of you. But I am here today because I want to urge you to join us, instead of fighting us in this effort." Obama should have saved his breath. Wall Street and big labor lobbyists have already joined forces to make sure the current Senate legislation has become a Wall Street Bailout Bill.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Papahanaumokuakea: Ed Case takes credit for George Bush’s work
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 10371 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Upon Governor Lingle's request, President George Bush sent White House Council on the Environment James Connaughton to Hawaii to travel with a Hawaii delegation, which I was privileged to be part of, to Midway Island. Being appropriately impressed, James Connaughton went back to the White House and worked on the preservation status. Jean-Michel Cousteau accompanied us on the trip and produced Voyage to Kure, a documentary.

I was privileged to go, along with the Governor and my wife, to the White House for a small dinner at which time this documentary was aired. In a conversation after dinner, I distinctly remember the President of the United States looking at James Connaughton and saying "let's get it done", referring to the marine reserve.

Within months we were once again in the White House for a huge ceremony in which First Lady Laura Bush announced the President's signing of a Declaration of Memorial Status for the northwest archipelago.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Economic Freedom Will Save the Earth
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:12 PM :: 9238 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Back in the 70s, President Barack Obama's Director for Science and Technology Policy John Holdren even came up with a formula to measure capitalism's evil impact on the environment: I=PAT, which means that environmental impact is equal to population multiplied by affluence multiplied by technology. Thus according to the left, protecting the planet requires fewer people, less wealth and simpler technology. But this is just flat wrong. In fact, studies clearly show that important indicators of environmental quality actually improve as incomes and levels of consumption go up.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Hanabusa Can't Stand Up To Local Bankers—How Will She Tackle Wall Street?
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 8512 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Honolulu - Charles K. Djou, Republican candidate for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District, questioned Senate President Colleen Hanabusa on Earth Day on her claims that she will hold Wall Street accountable given the Legislature’s failure to pass a proposal to use state bonds to finance loans for homeowners to install rooftop solar panels, solar hot water heaters and energy-efficient appliances.  The measure passed both chambers and had community support, but last-minute opposition from the Mortgage Bankers Association of Hawaii contributed to the failure of the measure.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
VIDEO: Charles Djou on Sean Hannity show
By News Release @ 1:05 AM :: 11020 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

VIDEO: Honolulu Special Election Congressional candidate Charles Djou appearing on the Sean Hannity show Wednesday April 21.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Crony Capitalist Threat to Our Economic Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:08 PM :: 4854 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Obama administration's game plan for passing their financial regulatory reform plan is clear: ignore the details of their bill, demonize Wall Street, and cast conservatives as the pawns of big bankers. But as Politico reports today, there's a complication in their battle plan: "The Democratic Party is closer to corporate America — and to Wall Street in particular — than many Democrats would care to admit."

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
DCCC continues to spread false information in Hawaii race
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 8528 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

MYTH: It also mentions, “Djou supported cutting thousands of teachers, increasing class sizes across the state.”

FACT: This claim is FALSE. Charles Djou supports keeping teachers’ jobs and smaller class sizes. The DCCC does not show any evidence to substantiate this claim. In fact, according to Djou’s campaign website, “We need a reformed education system that puts children first. … Principals in turn must have the resources they need, including adequate funding and the ability to remove underperforming teachers. The cost of the Educational bureaucracies must be reduced to insure that education dollars are spent in the classroom and teachers have the tools they need to educate our children, including continuing teacher education and training. That’s how good school systems work. We cannot continue to limit our children’s potential in school systems that don’t teach.”

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Mainland Dems’ new ad attacking Djou: “Completely False -- again”
By Andrew Walden @ 1:19 AM :: 11198 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Even if stimulus had increased the DoE budget, it is dishonest to pick out a solitary provision of a $800B spending bill and declare that to be what Djou “opposed.”

By the same logic, if Charles Djou stopped Pueo Trucking from dumping a stinking heap of garbage--with a two dollar bill hidden in the pile--on the front yard of an elementary school, the DCCC headline would be “Djou blocks Hanabusa from donating money to school.”

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Ed Case's record of tax increases
By News Release @ 12:31 AM :: 11601 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In 2004, Case did not support a bill that would have lowered the total taxes paid by middle-class families with children and military personnel with children.  He voted against extending a $1,000 per child tax credit given to families with children and against allowing military personnel to include combat pay in their gross earning in order to calculate eligibility for the child tax credit. (House Roll Call 209, 05/20/04)

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
VIDEO: National Dems launch new attack commercial against Djou
By Selected News Articles @ 5:32 PM :: 8679 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Another blast from the same DCCC which produced the “False” attack ad upon which this ad seeks to build.  Now the DCCC is attacking Djou over Obama's stimulus program--but they don't mention "stimulus' even once in the commercial, instead we are to believe it was all about saving teachers' jobs.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Mayoral Candidate Prevedouros joins GOP
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 8760 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii is going down with its one party politics. Hawaii needs more balanced political checks and balances. There are simply too many Democrats and too many Lawyers. There are too few Republicans and too few Engineers. I wish to tip the scales by one.

Tax and Spend does not work. Too many wrong projects are being done at huge cost to taxpayers. Hawaii's affordability is moving in the wrong direction. More taxes and poor policies lead to accelerated brain drain, labor losses and unemployment.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Heritage: The Wall Street Bailout Bill Threat to Your Bottom Line
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:26 PM :: 4514 Views :: National News, Ethics

Obama administration officials are claiming their plan "outlaws bailouts," but in fact it institutionalizes them forever.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Emergency Powers: Bill banning gun seizures sent to Lingle for signature
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 5830 Views :: Energy, Environment

SB358 languished last year when it was introduced but was propelled forward after the February tsunami warning when the members of the Legislature were deluged with calls from NRA members and gun owners worried that their guns might be confiscated, similar to the post-Hurricane Katrina incidents.

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Monday, April 19, 2010
Former Abercrombie staffer infiltrates GOP
By Selected News Articles @ 1:14 PM :: 11168 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

  Former Abercrombie staffer George 'Skip' Roberts at GOP conference in Minnesota.

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Monday, April 19, 2010
Looking for cover: Obama tries to paint himself centrist, even conservative
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:33 PM :: 4857 Views :: National News, Ethics

According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century. Pew Research Center president Andrew Kohut writes in today's Wall Street Journal: "A desire for smaller government is particularly evident since Barack Obama took office." Last March, by 54% to 37%, more people said it was a good idea for the government to exert more control over the economy. Now, by 51% to 40%, a majority of Americans say they want less government control.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010
Advertiser Endorsement: More Case family media manipulation?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:45 PM :: 14620 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Advertiser is being bought out by Black Press, owner of the Star-Bulletin.  Among Black’s local partners is Ed Case’s uncle, Dan H Case.  

Six hundred Advertiser employees are on tenterhooks waiting to see if they will be rehired by the new entity.  Their new bosses are still running the Star-Bulletin as the purchase passes through various procedural hoops.  Who will stay and who will go depends on the good will of Dan H Case, Black Press, and the other members of the Star-Bulletin Editorial Board.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010
Loyal Democrat? Hanabusa helped GOP against Hirono in ‘06
By Andrew Walden @ 1:04 AM :: 13544 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Two sources with first-hand knowledge describe a series of September, 2006 post-Primary talks between Hanabusa’s defeated campaign and that of Republican Primary winner, State Senator Bob Hogue.  Although Hanabusa did not personally participate, the sources say her campaign’s leaders, including her now-husband John Souza, offered the Republican candidate extensive unofficial support.  One pro-Hanabusa union came on board with Hogue after receiving a commitment that, if elected, Hogue would work to increase immigration quotas from the Philippines.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Aiona endorses $55M furlough elimination plan
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 5:21 PM :: 6463 Views :: Energy, Environment

“On Tuesday, I met with leaders of the parent group Hawai`i Education Matters, and they presented a tentative plan to me as well as the HSTA that I carefully reviewed and endorsed.... 

"Instead of pursuing the plan we discussed, the group chose instead to announce a different plan on Friday that I cannot support because it would leave the furlough situation unresolved and incomplete."

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Ed Case hires advisor tied to Blago impeachment, sale of Obama’s Illinois Senate seat
By News Release @ 12:20 PM :: 13815 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Case has hired well-respected Dem pollster Fred Yang, who was tagged as an advisor in the criminal complaint against ex-IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D). Yang was ‘Advisor B,’ who suggested Blagojevich leverage Pres. Obama's open Senate seat in order to win a top position at Change to Win, the labor federation headed by SEIU.” (Reid Wilson, “Wednesday’s Starting Lineup,” Hotline On Call, 04/14/10)

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Poll: Djou leading Congressional race
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 AM :: 9135 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The poll showed Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou (R) with 32 percent, former Rep. Ed Case (D) with 29 percent and state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa (D) with 28 percent. The survey found 7 percent of respondents were undecided in the winner-take-all vote-by-mail special election.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Photos: TEA Party rallies across America
By News Release @ 11:27 AM :: 6103 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans demonstrated anew the passion of a conservative movement determined to take back our nation.  In Madison, Wisconsin 12,000 cheering activists staged one of the biggest rallies in state history.... 

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Ed Case Wants to Bring Change to Hawaii: More Taxes
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 9199 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"While Hawaii taxpayers struggle amid a fragile economy, Ed Case continues to be complicit with the job-killing, tax-hiking policies of Washington Democrats by supporting the Democrats’ healthcare takeover. As the nation’s economy teeters on the edge of disaster, more and more jobs are shed each month and the national debt continues to climb to new highs, the last thing the people of Hawaii need is a representative with an insatiable appetite for taxing and spending. Unfortunately for Case, Hawaii voters don’t want another Pelosi rubberstamp in Congress – they want jobs," said Erin Kealoha, Communications Director, Hawaii Republican Party.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
HGEA vs HSTA? SOS plan: “Pits education against other public services”
By News Release @ 10:59 AM :: 7491 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Under this proposal, students, parents, teachers, other school employees, Department of Education officials, legislators and the general public would still be left with the looming uncertainty of the remaining six furlough days in the second half of the next school year. 

“Further, this plan once again pits education against other public services, as legislators struggle to find money in 2011 for the myriad of programs operated by the State. 

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Dalia Mogahed: Obama’s favorite Islamist
By IPT News @ 12:32 AM :: 7739 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Few American Islamists receive the kind of glowing media coverage given to Dalia Mogahed, executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, who is sometimes described as the "most influential person" shaping the Obama Administration's Middle East message.

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Friday, April 16, 2010
Obama: “Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower”
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:02 PM :: 6548 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

At the close of this week's nuclear summit, President Barack Obama told a press conference: "Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, one way or another we get pulled into them."

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responded to these comments, calling President Obama's remark a "direct contradiction to everything America believes in." McCain went on to tell Fox News:

That's one of the more incredible statements I've ever heard a president of the United States make in modern times. We are the dominant superpower, and we're the greatest force for good in the history of this country, and I thank God every day that we are a dominant superpower.

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Friday, April 16, 2010
Photos: 2,000 Rally against Tax Hikes at Capitol, 300 in Kona, 150 in Hilo, 100 in Lihue, 100s in Kahului
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 18706 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment


SB: The Hawaii rally was aimed squarely at state lawmakers—majority Democrats who approved this week an increase in the tax on a barrel of oil. The increase from a nickel to $1.05 per barrel is expected to increase the cost of gas and energy bills….

One candidate, Republican Charles Djou, attended the rally and took the occasion of tax deadline day to launch an appeal for votes....

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Friday, April 16, 2010
SB2650: Four months wait for Medicaid--thanks to HGEA, Legislature
By News Release @ 12:18 PM :: 8833 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Conditions are especially bad in Maui County, where people are already waiting three to four months for scheduled appointments – just to get started applying for essential aid.

The majority party Legislators who voted for this bill are trying to preserve an antiquated and inefficient processing system for one reason – it requires lots of government workers to do the job.

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Friday, April 16, 2010
HD 18: Builder Joe Pandolphe to challenge for seat abandoned by “Islam Day” cosponsor Rep. Lyla Berg
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 7364 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“The people are frustrated with business as usual in our government. Our Hawaii public school system is not putting the children first which is an outrage. Tax increase bills are advancing in the legislature which will lead to more business failure. Home sales are down and many owners are facing foreclosure. Unemployment is higher than ever. What people want is stability and that’s the choice I represent for the voters."

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Legislation Update: Governor signs Act 30
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 5038 Views :: Energy, Environment

This is a complete chronological list of all laws signed and vetoes issued by the Governor during the 2010 Legislative session.  It will be updated continuously throughout the session.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
How Tax Day Became Payday
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:20 PM :: 4845 Views :: National News, Ethics

For just over half of all Americans today is Tax Day. But for the other half it is just another day on the calendar. That’s because they pay no federal income taxes. The old saying goes “you can’t get something for nothing.” But these “non-payers” receive government services and benefits without chipping in.

The explosion of tax credits in recent years is the main reason that more than half of all taxpayers could soon pay no federal income taxes. Both political parties are fond of credits because they can use them to target benefits at politically valuable groups...most non-payers not only pay no income taxes, they actually collect cash payments through the tax code. For these recipients of government redistribution, Tax Day has become pay day.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Djou raises $700,000 for Congressional Campaign
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 8907 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“We are excited about Charles’ campaign to change the direction of Congress.  Having made over 20,000 volunteer phone calls and knocking on over 15,000 doors in Mililani, Ewa Beach, Hawaii Kai, and everywhere in between, we have heard that Charles’ message of fiscal responsibility and government accountability is resonating with the people of Hawaii.  People are tired of elected officials who care more about themselves, than they do about the people they represent,” stated Dylan Nonaka, Djou for Hawaii campaign manager.  “Our strong finance numbers are one of several indicators of the growing enthusiasm and momentum for Charles in this special election.  Charles understands, however, that the only number that counts is the number of votes cast in the election.”

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
April 15 No New Taxes Five Rallies on Four Islands: Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui, Kauai
By Andrew Walden @ 12:10 AM :: 21944 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Legislators want to raise the GE Tax by as much as 25%. They propose to raise the barrel tax on fuel 3000%.  But they refuse to even consider abolishing the BoE and placing the DoE under the direct control of the next Governor.  On April 15, Hawaii voters will have their say at rallies planned for Honolulu, Kahului, Kailua-Kona, Hilo and Lihue.  Here are the details and contact information for each rally. 

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tariq Ramadan's Underwhelming U.S. Tour
By IPT News @ 3:25 PM :: 9849 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

They waited six years for a chance to hear him in person on American soil. Now that they have, many are walking away frustrated from their encounters with Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
KALO-TV to host Great Stem Cell Debate
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 6782 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

 “Lines that Divide: the Great Stem Cell Debate” will be broadcast on KALO-TV, channel 38 (cable channel 25).

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Wall Street Bailouts Forever
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:02 AM :: 4413 Views :: National News, Ethics

But not only does the Obama administration's finance plan further empower the exact same bureaucrats who failed to prevent the last crisis, it also makes it more likely that those same institutions that made risky bad bets before will make the exact same mistakes again.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
NASA partners with Hawaii on Space Exploration
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 10633 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

"For nearly 50 years, Hawai‘i has been at the forefront of pioneering programs in astronomy, planetary geosciences, broadband satellite communications, space-based environmental monitoring, and deep-space surveillance," said Lt. Governor James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr., who represents Hawai‘i as a vice chairman of the national Aerospace States Association. "This new agreement builds upon a dynamic partnership with NASA that over the next three years will substantially increase Hawai‘i's competitive advantages and help to enhance our long-term economic prosperity."

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Will Hanabusa allow flag to fly? Flags Placed on State Capitol Lawn Wednesday, Rally Thursday
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 6291 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

On Wednesday, April 14th at 10:30 a.m. a group of veterans will place about 100 small flags on the front lawn of the State Senate next to the replica of the Liberty Bell.

On Thursday, April 15th, they will hold a Flag Rally at the State Capitol from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (separate from Tea Party events) and will deliver petitions to Senate President Colleen Hanabusa asking her to pass language in any Bill that would ensure their right to fly Old Glory.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Can YOU make it balance? Introducing interactive online State budget planning
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 8846 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

If you want to get familiar with the budget, this is a good place to start because it will allow you to make your own choices by simply placing an ”x” in the left column next to the  proposals. The fiscal impact of the proposal will then be added to the ending balance.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Heritage: Andy Stern’s America
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:42 PM :: 4437 Views :: National News, Ethics

Last night, Politico reported that Service Employees International Union President Andrew Stern is expected to resign and, according to The New York Times, the resignation is about to happen very soon. If Stern does resign, he will be doing so while at the top of his game. Stern told The Las Vegas Sun last year: "We spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama - $60.7 million to be exact - and we're proud of it." President Obama is well aware of his huge debt to the SEIU. That is why he admits in his autobiography, "I owe those unions." And it also explains why Stern is the most frequent Obama White House visitor, according to official visitor logs.

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Monday, April 12, 2010
Larry Mehau supporting Neil Abercrombie
By Andrew Walden @ 10:06 PM :: 26034 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Hawaii History, Politicians

A campaign banner touting Hannemann’s Democratic Primary opponent, former Congressman Neil Abercrombie, now hangs prominently from the front gate at the Honokaa ranch of Larry Mehau.  Mehau was a key figure in the 1990s “Broken Trust” scandal at Kamehameha Schools, collecting $40,000 a month for “security” at the Kamehameha campus and more for the “protection” of Big Island Kamehameha lands . . . .

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Monday, April 12, 2010
VIDEO: Tied for lead, Djou launches new campaign commercial
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 9786 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I understand that times are tough for Hawaii families right now and I promise to work tirelessly to ease the burden of heavy taxes and excessive government spending and control,” said Charles Djou. “The age of the spend-and-tax mentality are over, Hawaii families need a Representative that will fight to rebuild Hawaii’s economy and create jobs. I’ve never voted for a tax increase, because I understand that crippling taxes only hurt small businesses and stifle economic growth. I will open Hawaii’s doors to new markets, which will boost Hawaii’s tourism and trade and bring millions of dollars in revenue to our sluggish economy.”

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Monday, April 12, 2010
SB2434: Furloughs? Legislature finds funds to raise Matayoshi's salary
By News Release @ 2:27 PM :: 8141 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

This is the reward to Matayoshi for holding the line against reform and protecting the HSTA....boost to 150% of highest Principal's salary, thus making her effectively tied to the HGEA's contract for Principals. 

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Monday, April 12, 2010
Obama is No Reagan on Nuclear Strategy
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:01 PM :: 8817 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

President Obama's policy goals are just like President Reagan's. So why is anyone criticizing the White House's nuclear strategy? Because how we get to a nuke-free world matters.

Reagan knew that to eliminate the need for large nuclear arsenals, you must first start to eliminate the dependence -- both ours and others' -- on massive nuclear attack as the guarantor of security. That is why Reagan's first priority was to build up U.S. conventional forces and introduce missile defense. That allowed his negotiators to approach arms control agreements from a position of strength.

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Monday, April 12, 2010
Lingle to SoS Protesters: DoE selected furlough schedule to “maximize disruption to the school calendar”
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 2:46 AM :: 9345 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Despite the continuing willingness of our residents to generously support our public education system, it has not produced meaningful improvements or demonstrable progress toward improved systemwide education outcomes.  The record is clear that the answer to the problem of an underperforming school system is not solely the amount of money being spent.  We have dramatically increased public education spending between the time I took office and the present, and our school system still fails to show meaningful improvement in national test scores.  We should not tolerate perpetuating a system that results in situations such as Nanakuli where only 14 percent of the children are proficient in arithmetic.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010
Poll: Djou tied for lead in Congressional race
By Selected News Articles @ 10:18 PM :: 9437 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...Right now, the race is close: according to a Democratic source, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has conducted an internal poll showing Case at 32%, Djou at 32%, Hanabusa at 27%, and 9% undecided.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010
Is your church ready to vote May 1-22?
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 9842 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Family Forum and Hawaii Catholic Conference is committed to urge the faithful to

  1. Register to vote;
  2. Be knowledgeable about issues and where candidates stand on those issues and
  3. Motivate and get believers to go out and vote.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010
HB444: Civil Unions supporters continue push for gay marriage
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 6095 Views :: Energy, Environment

Although it remains uncertain as to whether or not the State House will decide to vote on the bill, what remains clear is that legislators do need to hear from you. The advocates for the bill have not stopped pushing for the final passage of the bill and we expect that the heat on the House members will intensify in the final weeks of session just as it did in the Senate at the close of last year’s session.

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Friday, April 9, 2010
Out of money, Puna DoE school shutting down next week
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 9571 Views :: Education K-12

According to a high level source within the DoE, the Charter School Review Panel (CSRP), at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday morning, voted to bring a nearly immediate end to the school year for Puna’s Na Wai Ola/Waters of Life Public Charter School.  According to the source, the decision will take effect Friday, April 16 leaving parents to scramble to find alternate placements for their children in the middle of the semester and in the midst of HSA testing. The semester for Waters of Life's 80 students was originally to have run until May 26.

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Friday, April 9, 2010 Dems attack ad against Djou “False”
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 10975 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics characterize Djou's opposition to raising taxes as protecting tax breaks that send jobs abroad is wrong. Any tax benefit can be eliminated and offset by a rate cut or by other benefits without raising taxes overall, and without violating the terms of that pledge. This attack ad is false.

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Friday, April 9, 2010
Furloughs: Lingle calls on HSTA to stop refusing negotiations
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 11:20 AM :: 4643 Views :: Energy, Environment

“Claims by a small group of people who are currently occupying the reception area of my office that I have not been personally involved in such discussions are patently false....  I am continuing to keep the lines of communication open with the DOE and BOE, and I strongly encourage the HSTA to reconsider its stand that it will no longer negotiate to end closing our schools for 21 more days.”

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Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii